Entries by Paisley

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Paisley Pirates draw in Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy Kestrels   5 Paisley Pirates   5 A never say die performance from Pirates enabled them to snatch a point in a match which saw them several goals down at different junctures in the game, with Martyn Guy scoring a final equaliser with only three minutes left. The visitors were stunned as Kestrels came out firing […]

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Top Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones This Christmas

The Christmas season is just around the corner. You can already imagine the carollers singing in your head and smell the sweet scent of cinnamon drifting through the air. Now, picture yourself warming up by a crackling fire, surrounded by loved ones. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect past-time? You’d be lying if you thought […]

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Family who adopted a son share their joy in Adoption Week Scotland

Barry and Lynn Cook have lovingly created a special gift for their four-year-old son which they will hand over when they think he’s old enough. But it’s no ordinary present – instead it’s a ‘life story box’ for their son full of mementoes and photographs to explain his background to him later in life. The […]

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UNITED NATIONS: UK MINISTERS IN ‘STATE OF DENIAL’ OVER POVERTY

MHAIRI BLACK WARNS THAT UNIVERSAL CREDIT IS PLUNGING PEOPLE INTO ABSOLUTE POVERTY A UN expert has said that UK ministers are living in a “state of denial” over the extreme poverty existing around the country, and has welcomed the Scottish Government’s attempts to counteract Westminster welfare cuts. The UN Rapporteur for extreme poverty and human […]

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St. Vincent’s Hospice Christmas Fayre

On Saturday 1st December, Santa Clause is coming to Johnstone High Street as part of the St. Vincent’s Hospice Christmas Fayre from 12 – 5pm. With stalls, games, presents and real life reindeer, kick off the festive season with a day of fun for the whole family in aid of a good cause. Linda Campbell, Fundraiser […]

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MP CHALLENGES DISABLED BULLYING AND HATE CRIME

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has taken his staff to be trained by leaders in the field of tackling bullying and hate crime towards disabled people. The MP and his staff are engaging with ‘I Am Me Scotland’ who are experts in changing attitudes and behaviours so that disabled and vulnerable […]

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Mackay Opens Doors to Christmas Foodbank Donations

In the run up to Christmas, SNP MSP Derek Mackay is once again opening his constituency office doors to receive foodbank donations. As he has done in previous years the MSP will be accepting food donations at his office on Hairst Street in Renfrew. Anyone who wishes to make a donation of food in the run up […]

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Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2018

Families enjoyed a full day of free fun, with Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron carrying out the big switch on. She was helped by 11-year-old Skye Thomson, from Paisley’s Heriot Primary School, who won the annual Christmas card design competition.  Earlier in the day, a glittering parade with hundreds of tinsel-clad youngsters and Santa Claus and his reindeers […]

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Go ahead for new bridge to transform Clyde Waterfront

A major project to transform the Clyde waterfront, connect communities and bring thousands of jobs and investment to the regional economy has taken a significant step forward. Scottish Government ministers today (Friday 16 November 2018) approved the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project. It is expected to create more than 2300 jobs and inject £867million […]

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Top Attractions in Paisley

Often referred to as Scotland’s largest town, Paisley is a place of massive historical and cultural significance. We all know about the importance of the Paisley Abbey and the historical importance of the town since all the way back in the 12th century. However, all of these things are not really enough for those living […]